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LODESTAR LAKEHOUSE

 

ABOUT THE LAKEHOUSE

Located approximately 2 hours north of the GTA near Gravenhurst, the Lodestar Lakehouse is the perfect place for your family getaway. Your vacation begins as you exit the highway; a 20 minute scenic and winding drive through the hardwood forest of the Canadian Shield sets the stage for your time away. 

Nestled deep within the woods, Lodestar Lakehouse has rustic charm with a retro vibe. First constructed in the 1960's and updated throughout the years, the 2 storey timber building has sleeping space for 8, accommodating up to 6 adults. The main floor boasts a spacious communal living area with an open concept kitchen and a 2 piece washroom. Adjoining the kitchen is the screened-in Muskoka room, perfect for games, relaxing, or dining in fresh air comfort. Upstairs you will find a 3 piece bathroom and 3 bedrooms. The bright and airy main bedroom features a king bed and private balcony. The bedroom across the hall is cozy and peaceful with a double bed and small lounge space. The sunny third bedroom sleeps up to 4 with a double bed and a single bed with optional guard and trundle.

 

Outside there is a multi-level deck with ample space for relaxing, a luxurious hot tub, and a fantastic view of tranquil Little Lake. A short path leads down from the deck to our private dock which sits centrally within our 500ft of waterfront. In addition to the motor-free lake we are fortunate to have a lot of outdoor space to explore-- the Lakehouse is surrounded by diverse woodland with granite outcrops, meadows, and a stream running through the property. 

There is something truly magical about the Lodestar Lakehouse. Each time we visit we are amazed by the natural beauty and feel renewed by the peaceful surroundings. It is the ideal place to experience nature and the wonders of the night sky in a comfortable family setting. We love it here, and we hope you can appreciate it as much as we do! 

 
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AMENITIES

Motor-free Lake

 About 40% of the waterfront and much of the forest surrounding Little Lake is Crown land. Glass like conditions make the lake ideal for quiet exploration by canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

Swimming

Calm, warm water swimming with easy ladder entry right off the dock. A variety of PFDs, kickboards, noodles, and floats are available. Seating on the dock makes it easy to supervise swimmers.

Watercraft

2-seater paddle boat, 2 kayaks: adult and youth, 2 stand-up paddleboards: beginner and advanced, and a large canoe are available and easily accessible for you to enjoy the serene, motor-free lake. Paddles, safety gear, and PFDs are provided.

Firepit

Our brick firepit is located close to the lake, with portable seating easily accessed nearby. Firewood is provided.

Entertainment

Our library of books, music, and movies are perfect for a rainy day. Our media systems support VHS, DVDs, CDs, and cassette tapes so feel free to bring your favourites-- or connect your device directly to our sound system. Don't forget your dongle!

Linens & Towels

 Bed linens, kitchen towels, cozy throws, fresh bath towel sets, and oversized beach towels are all provided for your convenience.

Games

Bocce ball, badminton, and other outdoor games will keep the whole family active and entertained. Staying inside? We also have a selection of board games suitable for all ages. 

Sandbox

Perfect for little ones and the young at heart. The sandbox is filled with the softest sand and assorted buckets and toys are on hand so you can play and build all day.

Landscape

Muskoka is renowned for its rugged beauty and natural splendour. On the southern tip of the Canadian Shield, we are built on bedrock surrounded by dense lush woodland. Chipmunks, hummingbirds, blue herons, and loons are all common sights on Little Lake..

Barbeque

Weber gas grill conveniently located on the upper deck. Propane, utensils, and tools are all on hand.

Kitchen

Fully stocked kitchen with full sized fridge and electric range oven, microwave, electric griddle, rice cooker, coffee maker, toaster oven, and drinking water dispenser. Dishware, cutlery, and utensils are all covered, complete with a dishwasher for easy clean-up.

Eco Conscious

We provide plant based, biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. We use natural, eco-conscious cleaning  products whenever possible.

Hot Tub

Our custom hot tub might be the perfect family spa. The Summit by Arctic Spas features 40 jets and different depth shuttle seats for varied body types, ensuring you will find both amazing comfort and depth. Seats 6.

Multi Level Deck

The expansive deck has plenty of Muskoka chairs for you to soak up the sun. The deck serves as a central fixture, providing direct access to the hot tub, sandbox, firepit, and dock.

Stargazing

We're just 10 minutes from Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve., one of less than 20 DSPs across Canada. Needless to say, the view of the night sky on Little Lake is phenomenal. We have binoculars and a telescope on hand for your viewing pleasure.

Woodstove

Enjoy a warm fire on a rainy or chilly night from the comfort of the indoors. Firewood is provided.

Muskoka Room

Our roomy screened-in Muskoka room has plenty of seating so you can relax and enjoy fresh air and the sounds of the forest comfortably at any time of day.  Skylights and large windows keep the room bright and airy, perfect for dining or playing family games.

Parking

Ample space for parking and a turnaround ensure that you can come and go easily, even with multiple vehicles.

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GALLERY

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Breathtaking views of the night sky and several hiking trails suitable for all levels and family exploration. Experience the majesty of the Milky Way galaxy, just a 10 minute drive from the Lakehouse.

Rugged canoe routes involving lakes, wetlands, and portages, and home to over 100 km of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail. Home to over 100 habitat types, this park provides unique opportunity for a sustainable, semi-wilderness recreation experience. 

A mountain bike facility with about 25 km of trails, Buckwallow is extremely well-maintained with a variety of challenges. There are fun tracks for beginners and excellent rock riding for the more advanced rider.

Held at Muskoka Wharf every Wednesday, June through October. Featuring fresh produce, local food products, artisanal crafts, clothing, home decor, and more.

A newer craft brewery in Torrance featuring a good selection of beers, ciders, and local treats available from their bottle shop. Stay to enjoy a pint with your lunch or dinner on the patio, open daily.  

Santa's Village is a treasured and unique theme park located just outside of Bracebridge. Rides, entertainment, and a splash pad guarantee a full day of fun. Also home to Sportsland and Muskoka Ziplines and Aerial Park.

Discover the local history of steamships, First Nations, and early settlers through interactive exhibits, hands on experiences, and stories of life in and on the waters of the Muskokas.

An outdoor art gallery of  site-specific installations; at any given time there are 10-15 sculptures to be viewed along the trails. Since 1998, 80+ artists have displayed work at The Tree Museum, responding to the majestic beauty of the Muskokas. 

This Port Carling museum’s collections cover important aspects of Muskoka’s past, including First Nations history, technology and innovation, boating and boat building, resorts and tourism, and pioneer life.

 
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